Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What's on your workdesk Wednesday # 80

Before I begin my rant, I want to remind everyone why we're here today. It's WOYWW, the brainchild of Julia at Stamping Ground. She has the links and the info, so please join us, if you like to snoop at people's work spaces and desks.

Now for my rant. Blogger hates me. For several days, I was unable to leave comments on any Blogger blog that displayed comments like this. It appeared even my blog was affected. I could leave them when the little box next to "comments:" had my name (Bleubeard and Elizabeth) showing, but not on the ones with an empty box. So I am now off my soapbox, but still mad at Blogger.



On my desk this week are my completed tip-ins, most of which have been mailed. My cards, which have NOT been signed or addressed, are slow going. I finished stamping them about an hour ago.


The gold and copper rocking horse is ceramic and was a gift from my friend Kathy. She hand painted it, then remarked how similar it was to one I owned (on the right), but had purchased.


Several of you wanted to know where Bleubeard was last week. Well, this week it's pretty obvious. He's in front of the heater in my craft room!


On my sewing machine is the backing for one of my art quilts. It's made of several layers of dress makers paper. I'm super impressed by the technique. And on my cutter is my first quiltlet I'm in the process of making for Christmas, along with some images I printed on fabric. You can see I've already used one.

I've had no time to find a blog today, so I'll have one later today when I show Day 15 of my tree shaped Advent Calendar made from jewelry boxes. Have a lovely WOYWW everyone, and keep your fingers crossed that blogger is on its best behavior today.

59 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Do you think Blogger is suffering from the Wikileaks stuff that is going around? I don't have a problem and sincerely hope it stays that way! Love your little rocking horses today, Kathy is brilliant!! Your sewing looks like fun but I am still too scared to try paper in the brand new sewing machine... another technique that will have to wait till I get back home!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Julia is the best.. and I love when you have pic's of bleubeard.. my son's middle name is Blu.. love your blog. someone needs to find out why you are having so many problems with leaving messages

Shirley Pumpkin #2 OMG wow!

Julia Dunnit said...

I switched to Google Chrome sin the summer on Chrissie's recommendation and that has cut alot of my blog commenting trouble out. Not all, but am less frustrated and do less clicking. But there were still a few blogs that I simply cannot write on!
How sweet the hand-painted rocking horse, I love coincidences of style in a collection, really adds to the story. The dress pattern paper is a great idea, in many layers it has an incredible feel and texture and actually, some integrity - I've been known to cut multi layered flowers from it. Bleubeard knows the place to be. Seriously, this morning am considering returning to bed for half an hour; the heating doesn't come on for another half hour and for some reason, the cold isn't motivating this morning!!

jude said...

Sorry to hear your having probs leaving comments hun!Anyways love the rocking horses and the your sweing quilt looks exciting will have to see finished item.Your candy is on it's way hun posted last week so should be with you shortly ,well hopefully ,but apparently it's christmas soon ....lol.so maybe delayed.
have fab wedensday hun hugs Judex3

Moy Yin said...

I really like the free motion sewing technique you shown. The art quiltlet is be fab!

XOXO, Moy Yin #6

Chrissie said...

What a bummer about not being able to leave comments when you've taken the trouble to visit and try!
Like Julia says, I use Google Chrome and love it compared to any other browser I've tried. Give it a go, it may just help!
Sensible cat staying near the heater!
Chrissie

Rhonda said...

I am mad at blogger too! A lot of "features" still don't work and I have had problems leaving comments as well. There, I ranted with you! Love your desk, kiss Bluebeard for me. Happy WOYWW! #5

oneoff said...

The paper quilt looks fabulous, and I imagine that the texture is great to work with; it looks scrunchy and puffy in the picture. Hope Blogger behaves for you. Good to see Bleubeard toasting his fur - hope he is full of purr.

Bernie #29

Marjo said...

Everything looks wonderful! In front of the heater sounds good to me.

Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Hugs, Marjo #25

Helen said...

Hmm. I haven't had too many problems leaving comments, either from work or home. Hope this week is better for you. Today's rocking horses are lovely!

Amanda said...

I spotted the rocking horses in the first picture and thought how cute they looked, they look even cuter close up. Bluebeard looks comfy by the fire.
Amanda

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth (and Bleubeard). Clever cat staying by the heater. Have had trouble inserting a photo with Blogger this arvo...still not done either! Didn't have any trouble leaving comments...just got a little annoyed with word verification and those who hadn't linked directly to their post.
Looks like you have been very busy!
Susan xxox #16

Wipso said...

Hi Elizabeth. You always have some really fab/different crafting to share with us. I have lots of old dress patterns that I'm never likely to use again so may have a play with some when I've got time.
If you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the cards are looking great, and yes, Blogger does that to me sometimes. do you have a special printer to print on fabric? i saw some cute projects and have been wondering. although that will have to go in my one of these days list.

Tuire Flemming said...

Sweet Bleubeard :) I´m sitting here with my feets on the radiator!
Interesting projects going on there!

Tuire #46

Doone said...

hahah that is a mini rant I did a huge one (rant) today - I'm moving to .tumblr in the new year - fed up with the bugs in .blogspot

Dx

JoZart said...

So lovely to see Bleubeard doing well. I enjoyed browsing your previous posts and love your card on today's too. Oh and another cute rocking horse. I got you a little tin tree decoration in Germany too to add to your collection but it will probably be late arriving as I've not been able to get to the post office... weather, hols aways, sick etc!!! LIFE in other words!
Take care
JoZarty x

Minxy said...

Loving the look of those art quilts, i will try that out ONE day lol
happy woyww
hugs Minxy #28

sandra de said...

Hi Bluebeard ... was wondering where he was last post. Cards look gorgeous and a very interesting paper art quilt. Can't wait to see the finished project.... pls post a picture. Blog bugs are annoying hope it all gets better.
Sandra #57

airing cupboard crafts said...

Sorry your having problems with blogger x Love the rocking horses

laura 60 x

Anne said...

Love what is on your workdesk Elizabeth and will be back to see the finished projects.
Bluebeard is so sensible to be curled up in front of the heater !! it's jolly cold here too
Hugs Anne xxx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Fun stuff going on here! I LOVE those tip ins, they look beautiful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Sorry about your Blogger troubles, Elizabeth, it can get very frustrating as I've encountered a number of glitches with Blogger. You are VERY busy and I love seeing your rocking horses, your cards and tip-ins look super and Bluebeard is smart! He's where it's nice and warm. He looks great! xxoo

karen said...

wow, you have many different projects going on and they are are fabulous!
Sorry to hear of the Blogger trouble :( I hope it will get sorted.
How many Rocking Horses do you have? Or is it too many to count?
Thanks for the peek!
xoxo Karen

joey said...

Hiya

oooh Bless little Bleubeard getting all warmed up lol, love the rocking horses so cute

Joey.x

Toucan Scraps said...

busy looking sewing machine, mine buried under the ironing pile again.

be blessed
from Angela #77

Morti said...

Lovely work as always Elizabeth, and it's good to see Mr Bleubeard around again....

Jules said...

I'm another fan of google chrome, definitely have less problems when I'm using it. Hope blogger behaves for you today.
Love your rocking horses, the handpainted one looks fab :D Clever Bleubeard finding the warm cosy spot! Jules (30)

Robin Norgren said...

I am so excited to see this quiltlet you are doing-I am very new to the idea of quilting so it will be an educational experience (plus I want to see what you conjure up!)

Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm starting to feel really guilty about my desk now! Yours is so NEAT!

I'm #85 on WOYWW this week. Stop by when you get a chance!

Happy Holidays to you.

SueH said...

Can’t say I blame Bleubeard for sitting right by the heater and Bo Jangles thinks he has the right idea too! My boy doesn’t move from beside the radiator unless I head for the kitchen and he thinks that food might be in the offing Lol!

Can’t say that I’ve heard of art quilts before, so will have to check them out but yours looks very intriguing, especially as dress pattern paper is so thin. It must be a nightmare to work with.

Sue
x

Pam said...

Blogger drives me mad sometimes. ou look very busy hugs Pam x

Kate said...

In front of the heater in the craft room sounds like the purrfect place to spend a few hours.

** Kate **

sharon said...

Blogger is crazy sometimes!

Great stuff you have going on here....lovin that art quilt, you are so creative. Thanks for visiting me, your comment was sweet. Just a lot of lousy life stuff going on...some things are difficult right now and it it making it hard to enjoy anything.

akilli melek said...

hi elizabeth

not playing this week, various reasons, but wanted to pop over to say hi now that i have a second to myself.

when blogger does that to me i normally have to press F5 to reload the page so that i can select the profile

glad bleubeard is keeping warm.

both the horses are gorgeous!

love your advent calendar by the way, yes i've been snooping all over your blog today.

bye for now
caroline

Kat W said...

I can't blame Bleubeard for being by the heater - he is a very sensible cat :-)

Lots of beautiful art in the making - thanks for sharing and inspiring. Your art quilt especially sounds fascinating.

Kat X

Twiglet said...

Nice to see Bleubeard keeping cosy! You have lots going on today.

butlersabroad said...

I hate Blogger with a passion!! Nuff said! Love the cards and paper sewing and Bluebeard has certainly got the right idea, it's been excruciatingly cold in Michigan with the wind chills putting us at -15F.

Hugs
Brenda 83

Diane said...

I really love these papers that your making for your art quilt Elizabeth--love them!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Good for you - i still need to post mine!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Are you paper piecing? Nice little quilt. Bleubeard really appreciates that heater. You are not alone in not being able to leave comments. I just love the word verification ones, especially when they don't give you a word to verify. What say??? #79

see you there! said...

If this is a sample your art quilt is going to be amazing. I'm knocked sideways by all you accomplish.

Darla

Jennie said...

Blogger seems to be working this morning.. your night time:) and yea I hate all those little boxes and then having to sign in..grrr! at least you have doen your cards... every year Ivow to do them , and then never do! Have box of ready made ones by my side!! totally unacceptable! Thaanks for showing :))

Elizabeth said...

Had to check and it seems I'm using Google Chrome too but I sometimes have trouble uploading photographs so all is not perfect. More cute rocking horses - love the one your friend painted for you. Bluebeard has the right idea hogging the heat. A question for you - what are tip-ins, I don't think I have ever heard this expression before?

Caro said...

Bleubeard is a sensible cat! I want to curl up by a heater too! Blogger has the ability to drive most of us to distraction at various points so I can completely sympathise. I love all your artwork..so different and unique. Caro (#58)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
i think blogger must be off doin his Christmas shoppin??? naughty blogger, gorgeous cards hun, aww bless kitty keepin warm, don't blame him, we have been threatened with more white stuff!!! Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year hun, in case i dont get back b4 i go. Hope ya stamps arrive soon, sue,xx

Amy said...

I REALLY like the dressmaker paper. Did you post a tutorial? I'm going to cruise your site for it, because I REALLY like it, and you are well aware that I copy cat you.
Xx,
Amy

Aisling said...

Bummer you're having so many problems when you're trying to leave comments! Love the handpainted horse you received and the gorgeous cards you sent out. Thanks for visiting me & Happy Holidays! #23

Esther said...

Hi - stamped cards look great! Don't blame Bleubeard - in front of the fire is the right place to be over here too..it's snowing outside!Didn't get round to doing a WOYWW post myself this week - been sick from work which I would of thought would of given me more time but felt decidedly unmotivated - thought I'd just try and visit instead...(still enjoying your advent posts)Happy WOYWW, Esther xx

Susan Allan said...

I like your quilt and mini quilt. Sewing pattern paper is lovely stuff..I especially like the brown tinted paper .. as you were using.

I have also encountered a similar annoying problem with blogger. I just go through the prompts and eventually am able to post comments and it happened like you said to my 'own'...so maddening.

Glad Bleubeard is keeping warm.
Sue xx 86

Violets Corner said...

The paper quilt looks fantastic, great idea to use dress paper, I could use some of my older ones...

Blogger is very silly sometimes and time consuming!

Have a great weekend
Maarit

LouDotMac said...

I've got four words for ya this week, 1. that 2. cat 3. is 4. stunning.

Looks like you've got a lota projects going on there.

p.s I hope blogger starts behaving itself soon; how annoying!!

xo

Vicki B in OP NY said...

A lovely snoop around your desk and room. Love the cat and quilt!
Vicki #95

LouDotMac said...

Not a problem, I love stopping by. I love the weekly addition of the rocking horses! :)

About the WRMK - sewing tool, I will be writing a review about it (sometime soon - Julia's idea, shes full of good ones) and I will include a link in next weeks WOYWW if you are interested. Just keep your eye out.

Lou. xo #112

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your blogger problem is happening to me right now (in other blogs)!

Neet said...

Glad to see Bleubeard is back to normal health and doing what most cats do - sitting in front of something generating heat. Don't you just love them?
Going for a snoop around your blog.

Terry Blais said...

I've enjoyed paging through your advent calendar posts - I kind of went off the WOYWW beaten path. lol I've never seen a quiltlet either - fascinating!

Terry #94

Nicky said...

Nice to hear of another tool freak people think I am mad when I get a new socket set or similar - had the trip to Germany should have taken 3 hours to get there but because of the snow it took 5 hours to get there but it was worth it it was wonderful - Love you quilt and glad to see your cat sat in the best place lol - Nicky 15

Nan said...

Happy to see you on my blog...glad blogger let you post! Sorry I'm so late in visiting this week but glad I did. Always love seeing your handsome kitty! :) Nan #20